A scavenger hunt of sorts for hidden bundles of cash around San Diego is scheduled to begin in two weeks, organizers said Friday.
The hunt is a reprise of a craze from two years ago created when an anonymous San Francisco real estate investor scattered money after completing a profitable deal. The idea spread to other donors around the country, including San Diego.
This time, those behind Hidden Cash said on Twitter that they’re “a group of guys from SV tech companies and hollywood studios, trying to make the world even more magical.”
The “SV” wasn’t clear in whether it meant Sorrento Valley in San Diego or the Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Their first tweet was Tuesday on @HiddenMoneySD: “We’ve hidden thousands of dollars all over San Diego, you just don’t have the tools to find it yet. Stay tuned for updates!”
They later said their first cash drop of $500 would be Sept. 24 in Balboa Park. Today, they cited the size of the expected turnout and the annual AIDS Walk in pushing the first day back another week to Oct. 1 at noon, with another hunt the next day at 1 p.m.
In 2014, cash was found by San Diegans in pez dispensers in the sand in Pacific Beach, envelopes in La Jolla and a park in National City, among other places.
-City News Service
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